Urban folk / indie rock inspired by cigarettes, mountain forests, and urban decay
No-Nonsense Collective has been coming up strong this past few years in a wave of indie bands coming out of universities and generating pop hits and millions of YouTube views. You could group them with the likes of No Party for Caodong, Lao Wang and deca joins, and of these they remain most committed to an indie or underground ethos. If they become Taiwan's next big indie breakout, we will hardly be surprised!
The band released its first EP, "Time Escape," in November 2017. In 2018, they won "Best Band" at the 9th Golden Indie Music Awards, also recieving nominations for "Best New Artist" and "Best Rock Single." In October 2019, they released their first album "The Broken Youth of the 21st Century." Their song "Song for a Shop Opening" (開店歌) has over 1.3 million views on YouTube.
The band's name is taken from a phrase in the I Ching: "For a sickness with no disease, medicine will bring no cure," which is to say that sometimes it is better to let nature take its course and not interfere too heavily. They make music between the cities of Taipei, Keelung and Taitung, taking inspiration from cigarettes, mountain forests and urban decay.